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Flights to Thiruvananthapuram in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR11 425Average for return flights in October 2021

Can I fly to Trivandrum from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Trivandrum

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Trivandrum.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Trivandrum.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Trivandrum.

Can I fly back to South Africa from Trivandrum?

Returning to South Africa from Trivandrum

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Trivandrum must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Trivandrum are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

When is the best time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram?

Average Thiruvananthapuram flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - TRV

Price

R6 950 - R20 489

TRV

Temperature

26 - 29 °C

TRV

Precipitation

22 - 344 mm

The best time to book flights to Thiruvananthapuram for a beach holiday is between the months of October and February, which is also the coolest time of the year. Nevertheless, midday temperatures range from 36 C to 38 C, so be sure to bring sun screen. Also, be aware that October and November see the city gripped by the northeast monsoon during a period dubbed the ‘second rainy reason’. The hottest and most humid time of the year is the period between February and May, while June to September is the major monsoon season. If you are on a budget, try searching for flights between June and September to benefit from cheap flights to Thiruvananthapuram.

If you do arrive during the monsoon, be sure to attend the festival of Onam at end of August/early September. Not only are there a range of cultural programs on offer, but visitors will have an opportunity to explore the unique Indian carnival atmosphere. The festival lasts for ten days, so be sure to plan ahead.

When is the best time to book a flight to Thiruvananthapuram?

The price you pay for your flight to Thiruvananthapuram may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 37 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Thiruvananthapuram?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Thiruvananthapuram. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Thiruvananthapuram?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Thiruvananthapuram. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Thiruvananthapuram overview

Located on the country’s very southern tip, Thiruvananthapuram is one of India’s oldest cities. It gained its fame as a trading post for spices, sandalwood and ivory, with both Greek and Roman texts hailing the city’s importance in the world of ancient commerce. Today, Thiruvananthapuram is known for its proximity to golden sand beaches and warm tropical waters only 8 miles (12.8 km) from the city centre. It is due to this rich mixture of history and beachfront comfort that developed Thiruvananthapuram into a popular tourist spot, earning it the nickname, India’s Evergreen City.

Visitors arriving on flights to Thiruvananthapuram will find themselves in a bustling city, passing along streets lined with markets and restaurants. One of the most prominent fixtures in the city’s skyline is Padmanabhaswamy temple, an early medieval Dravidian style centre of worship dedicated to Vishnu. Another major religious site is the impressive Bheema mosque, located just south of the city limits. Grand buildings erected by the Maharajas add further flavour to the cityscape, with The Kerala Government Secretariat rounding things off with a classic, Victorian feel. 

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Getting around Trivandrum

The city is worth exploring on foot in order to get a real feel for the place. Alternatively, buses are the cheapest form of public transport. The government-run KSRTC vehicles are painted red and yellow, with the company’s fast buses painted blue. The city’s central bus station is located at East Fort, near the Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Autorickshaws, or autos, are another cost-effective mode of transport, and offer an interesting tourist experience. Be sure to ride in legally licensed autorickshaws, characterised by on-board fare meters. Finally, there is the option of a taxi, which can be hired by the trip or by the day.

Other Points to Remember

  • Due to the Temple Entry Proclamation, only people of the Hindu faith can enter their temples.
  • Drink only bottled water.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Thiruvananthapuram are served by Trivandrum International Airport, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the city centre. Flights to major Indian cities such as Dehli and Bangalore are offered daily, while international routes are restricted to cities in the Persian Gulf. Other international destinations are served on a seasonal basis, so it is best to check availability in advance. Private hire taxis are available for transport to and from the city, but it is recommended to seek out the slightly more expensive companies that come with government accreditation. Car hire is also available.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Thiruvananthapuram?

Booking a flight to Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) is your only option if you intend on flying to Thiruvananthapuram. It is only a 3,2 km journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Thiruvananthapuram’s city centre.

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